It was strange getting into a new car and seeing only 13 kilometres on the odometer, says Marlborough woman Vanessa Smith.
Ms Smith won her new Ford Fiesta through a scratch-card competition at The Warehouse, in Blenheim.
"We didn't believe it, we thought it would be like other ones, you know where you go into a draw for it, but we rang up and the lady said ‘yep, you've won a Ford Fiesta'," she said.
Ms Smith had a long six weeks to wait before her new royal blue hatchback was delivered, she said.
She got the keys two weeks ago but an official presentation was held outside The Warehouse yesterday.
The Fiesta competition was run to raise funds to buy iPads and computers for under-privileged children in New Zealand, through charity Variety.
The Warehouse Blenheim store manager Ian Daubney said there was only one of the $23,000 cars up for grabs nationwide.
Run in conjunction with Ford New Zealand, Paul McKendry of McKendry Ford in Blenheim said the sponsorship of the car was a way for them to give back to the community, likewise for The Warehouse.
"That's what we're here for, the community," Mr Daubney said.
Ms Smith said the reality of winning the car had not yet sunk in, and they had not decided whether they were going to get rid of their Rav4, which they purchased not long before the competition.
"But we're definitely keeping the Fiesta," she said.
- The Marlborough Express